Utah Beer News: Are Your Favorite Breweries Open?

Utah Beer News - Coronavirus Update

As we dip a toe into what will undoubtedly be a weird summer, more and more Utah breweries are reopening. Utah’s no longer simply a curbside to-go beer-drinking community.

Updated: June 8, 2020

That’s not to say our months-long nightmare is over. Far from it. Utah, while it’s loosened restrictions on dine-in service and larger gatherings, is still in the thick of fighting the coronavirus, or COVID-19.

As of May 26, the state had 8,620 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 101 coronavirus-related deaths.

Throughout Utah, many are moving to balance health and safety with the need to further support small businesses.

Scroll for the latest from each brewery during the coronavirus pandemic.

Salt Lake area breweries, bars, and restaurants were ordered to close to dine-in customers on March 17 in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. On May 1, those same establishments were allowed to once again welcome customers for sit-down service.

For nearly two months, many businesses relied solely on to-go orders to stay afloat.

Since May 1, some breweries have continued with that model. Others reopened their taprooms and brewpubs for on-site consumption. And more are planning to reopen in the near future.

It’s a delicate balance with no easy answers. Fortunately, Utah Beer News hasn’t heard of any Utah breweries that have been forced to close permanently due to the shutdown.

Utah Breweries: Openings

Below are updates I’ve gathered from breweries around the state. If there are errors, or if you know of others reopening, please drop a line. The majority of breweries and pubs are open for curbside or to-go service. The below list highlights which spots have reopened to dine-in customers.

2 Row Brewing (Open)

Bottle shop remains open.

Avenues Proper (Open: June 5)

Avenues Proper is opening for dine-in service on June 5.

The Beerhive (Open: June 1)

The Beerhive Pub reopened at noon on June 1

Bewilder Brewing (Open: May 1)

Bewilder reopened on May 1 and is still offering to-go service.

Bohemian Brewery (Open: June 8)

Bohemian Brewery reopened its restaurant to dine-in customers on June 8.

Bonneville Brewery (Open: June 1)

Bonneville reopened for dine-in service on June 1. Take-out is still available as well.

Craft by Proper (Open: June 4)

Utah’s only Utah-only beer bar reopened its doors on June 4.

Grid City Beer Works (Open: June 5)

Grid City opened to the public (with a reservation system) on June 5.

Heber Valley Brewing (Opening: June 9)

Heber Valley Brewing is reopening its taproom on June 9.

Hopkins Brewing (Open: May 16)

Hopkins opened its “socially distanced patio” on May 16 and opened its taproom on June 1.

Hoppers Grill & Brewing (Open: May 7)

The Midvale brewpub opened to dine-in customers on May 7.

Level Crossing Brewing (Open: May 15)

The South Salt Lake brewery reopened its taproom on May 15.

Moab Brewery (Open: May 1)

Moab Brewery opened for dine-in service on May 1. The brewery is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mountain West Hard Cider (Open: June 4)

Mountain West Hard Cider is anticipating reopening its tasting room in June. The Garten plans to open on June 4 for “limited service.”

Policy Kings Brewery (Open: May 15)

The Cedar City brewery reopened on May 15.

Proper Brewing (Open: June 4)

Proper Brewing reopened on June 4.

Red Rock Brewery (Open: May 11)

One of Utah’s oldest breweries reopened its brewpubs and patios on May 11. It’s still offering curbside to-go service.

Roosters Brewing (Open: May 12)

Roosters reopened its pubs for dine-in service on May 12.

Salt Flats Brewery (Open: May 1)

It appears Salt Flats reopened its taproom on May 1, though as of June 8 its website still has it listed as temporarily closed.

SaltFire Brewing (Open: May 31)

It appears SaltFire Brewing reopened its taproom in late May.

Slackwater Pizzeria & Pub (Open: May 1)

Both the Sandy and Ogden locations opened to dine-in customers on May 1.

Squatters Craft Beers (Open: May 27)

Squatters’ dining room and patio reopened on May 27.

Strap Tank Brewing (Open: May 7)

Dining rooms at both Strap Tank locations — Springville and Lehi — reopened on May 7. They’ll be closed daily between 3-4 p.m. for cleaning.

Talisman Brewing (Open: May 1)

The Ogden brewery reopened on May 1.

T.F. Brewing (Open)

It appears the T.F. Brewing taproom is reopened.

Toasted Barrel Brewery (Open: May 30)

The Toasted Barrel tasting room officially reopened on May 30.

UTOG Brewing (Open: May 1)

UTOG in Ogden opened for dine-in service on May 1.

Wasatch Brewery (Open: May 27)

Wasatch Brewpub in Sugar House opened for dine-in service on May 27.

Zion Brewing (Open: May 20)

The Zion brewpub in Springdale reopened on May 20. Station II in downtown St. George plans to open on June 1.

Previous Utah Beer News Coronavirus Coverage

Coronavirus & Utah Breweries: A Full Rundown

I’ve been keeping in touch with Utah breweries and compiled a rundown of how each is attempting to weather an unprecedented storm.

Considering the ever-changing world right now, it’s always best to confirm the information with individual establishments. Hours of operation are subject to change. 🍻 Breweries: Please notify me of any inaccuracies (especially hours of operation). The date of the latest update is in parentheses.

2 Row Brewing

2 Row Brewing is offering 5% ABV growler fills for $4. Any brewery’s growler is welcome. (5/26)

Avenues Proper

Avenues Proper is opening for dine-in service on June 5. It’s offering curbside food service (menu). You’re now able to order food online. Its packaged beer-to-go store is also open. (5/26)

Bewilder Brewing

Bewilder Brewing opened for limited dine-in (and patio!) seating on May 1.

The Salt Lake brewery continues to fill growlers and crowlers to-go and is selling gift cards. Download the Digital Pour app to get a real-time look at Bewilder’s tap list. (5/26)

Bohemian Brewery

Bohemian Brewery reopened its restaurant to dine-in customers on June 8. (6/8)

Bonneville Brewery

Bonneville Brewery is open for food and beer to-go, and it’s planning to open for dine-in service on June 1. (5/26)

Desert Edge Brewery

Desert Edge said in March that it is suspending operations indefinitely. Last week, however, it teamed up with Fisher Brewing to begin selling some of its beer in 32-ounce crowlers.

“This is a first small step towards us being able to sell our beer to you directly from our brewery in Trolley Square,” Desert Edge wrote on Instagram. “We’re continuing to line up appropriate licensing and logistics to make things legal and safe.” (5/12)

Epic Brewing

Epic Brewing is open for beer-to-go. (5/26)

Fisher Brewing

Fisher Brewing is helping its buddies at Desert Edge Brewery. It’s offering a rotating crowler of Desert Edge beer, with proceeds going to benefit Desert Edge’s employees.

Fisher reopened in April and is selling crowlers to-go. Keep an eye on its Instagram for the latest. It’s also selling merchandise online, as well as gift cards(5/26)

Grid City Beer Works

Grid City is opening for some “friends and family” events and opened to the public (with a reservation system) on June 5. (6/8)

Heber Valley Brewing

Heber Valley Brewing is reopening its taproom on June 9. (6/8)

Hopkins Brewing Co.

Hopkins Brewing opened its “socially distanced patio” on May 16 and plans to open its dining room on June 1. (5/28)

In beer news, it tapped its Stonewall Sour Saison on April 24 (Virtual Tastings video). The Sugar House brewery brewed this one last year for Pride Month but decided to get it out earlier this year. It features local Solstice red wheat malt, flaked oats, and flaked rye. Cascade hops, coriander, and orange peel are added in the whirlpool.

“This beer has a nice lemon zest tartness and clocks in at 3.6% ABV for a nice warm weather quencher. (Not all draft beer HAS to be 5%),” says brewer Chad Hopkins.

Hopkins also received a new shipment of growlers, updated its hours, and added a new food menu. (5/12)

Hoppers Grill & Brewing

As mentioned above, Hoppers opened for dine-in service on May 7. It’s continuing to offer takeout and curbside service. (5/8)

Kiitos Brewing

Kiitos Brewing, in addition to selling beers to-go, remodeled its beer store and taproom. Merchandise and gift cards are available. (4/30)

Level Crossing Brewing

Level Crossing Brewing is releasing the second in its Red Feather Small Batch series. The Black Album, an Imperial Black Rye IPA, clocks in at 9.2% ABV. It’s scheduled to be available starting at 11 a.m. on May 30.

Level Crossing Brewing reopened its taproom on May 15. (5/28)

Moab Brewery

Moab Brewery opened for dine-in service on May 1. The brewery is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (5/12)

Mountain West Hard Cider

Mountain West Hard Cider is anticipating reopening its tasting room in June. It’s also releasing Sweet Alice, a “sweetly spiced cider,” soon. The Garten plans to open in early June for “limited service.” The Mountain West Hard Cider bottle shop is open for to-go ciders. Call ahead for curbside pickup. (5/8)

Park City Brewery

It no longer has a taproom presence, but you can pick up Park City beers at various grocery stores around town. It recently released a “Mountain Mix Pack.” (3/18)

Policy Kings Brewery

Policy Kings reopened for inside service on May 15. (5/26)

Proper Brewing Co.

Proper Brewing is anticipating reopening on June 4. (5/26)

Previously, it released its new Wolf Mountain West Coast IPA on May 11. You should take 30 seconds to read the description. Well done, Proper.

You’re still able to pick up canned beers (5% and high point) at Proper. Pre-filled crowlers ar $5. Growlers are being filled from 4-8 p.m. New growlers only ($3) and fills are $9.

Its neighbor — Proper Burger Co. — is offering curbside pickup daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (5/12)

Red Rock Brewing

Red Rock Brewing reopened its brewpubs and patios on May 11. Last week, it released White Rainbow, its annual white IPA.

Curbside service is still available. Here’s the online menu.

Red Rock hinted that Paardebloem may be coming soon. Stay tuned. (5/12)

  • Hours: Beer Store — M-F 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sa 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fashion Place — Daily 12-8 p.m.; Downtown — M 12-11 p.m.; T 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; W-F 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sa 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Su 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Park City — M-Th 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fr-Sa 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Su 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Telephone: Beer Store — (801) 214-3386; Fashion Place — (801) 262-2337; Downtown — (801) 521-7446; Park City — (435) 575-0295.
  • Website: https://redrockbrewing.com/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/redrockbrewing/

RoHa Brewing Project

RoHa Brewing Project recently released High on the Hop, a so-called “lazy IPA” that clocks in at 5% ABV. It’s described as a tropical, silky smooth hop bomb (with minimal bitterness).

As of April 15, RoHa Brewing Project is temporarily no longer accepting cash. The Salt Lake brewery is selling beer to-go and filling new growlers purchased on-site.

Oh, and RoHa’s doing something fun — it’s sprinkling gold-topped cans in six-packs at grocery and convenience stores, liquor stores — and even the taproom. If you find one, take it to RoHa for a $25 gift card.

RoHa’s also made available online gift cards. (5/12)

Roosters Brewing

As mentioned above, Roosters Brewing in Ogden and Layton wrote on Facebook that they’re targeting a May 12 opening for dine-in customers. They made it official.

Earlier, Roosters made On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Boots available to go in crowlers. Reportedly there’s not much (if any) left, so hurry!

Online ordering is now available for Roosters Brewing 25th Street. B Street Brewery and Layton locations are to follow. Roosters is open for curbside food pickup (menus online). (4/30)

SaltFire Brewing

SaltFire appears to have reopened its tasting room and is selling beer to-go. (6/1)

Salt Flats Brewing

It appears Salt Flats reopened its tasting room on May 1, though as of May 26 its website still has it listed as temporarily closed. (5/26)

The Salt Flats package agency is open and selling beer to-go. It’s also now producing and selling hand sanitizer. Recently, it began shipping the sanitizer via FedEx (order online). Here is a nice FAQ for Salt Flats Sanitizer. (4/16)

Shades Brewing

Shades updated its “Quarantine Case.” It includes 24 beers and is $50 (plus tax). It includes two of each: Livli Raspberry Hard Seltzer, F.I.T Light Lager, F.I.T Blonde Ale, F.I.T. Brut IPA, Grapefruit Revolution Juicy IPA, Premium Lager, Double Trub’l Double IPA, Slick City Citrus IPA, Aphrodite Belgian Blonde, Belgian-style Tripel, Cerberus Belgian Quadruple, and Piña Colada Kveik Series Golden Sour. (5/26)

Silver Reef Brewing

The Silver Reef store is open from 2-6 p.m. (except Sunday). You’re able to purchase beer and spirits to go, as well as hand sanitizer. It debuted a new variety pack that includes Color Country Red Ale, Little Foot Amber Ale, Agua Del Diablo Mexican-style Lager, and Fresh and Juicy IPA. (4/30)

Squatters Craft Beers

Squatters’ dining room and patio will be open beginning May 27. (3/26)

Strap Tank Brewery

Dining rooms at both Strap Tank locations — Springville and Lehi — reopened on May 7. They’ll be closed daily between 3-4 p.m. for cleaning.

The locations are still offering drive-thru, delivery, and curbside service (5/12)

Talisman Brewery

Talisman Brewing reopened to welcome sit-in customers on May 1. (5/8)

T.F. Brewing

T.F. Brewing appears to have reopened its tasting room. (6/1)

The T.F. Brewing beer store is open from 12-8 p.m. Crowlers are available to-go as well (check the website for current offerings). Email Orders: info@tfbrewing.com (4/30)

Toasted Barrel Brewery

The Toasted Barrel tasting room officially reopened on May 30. (6/1)

Uinta Brewing

The General Store remains open for beer — and merchandise — to-go. Recently, Uinta released a Piña Colada Milkshake Pale Ale. Earlier, it began selling Pink Boots Have More Fun, a blonde ale featuring the Pink Boots Society hops blend. Also of note, this year’s edition of Birthday Suit, a lemon blackberry tart ale with lactose, as well as Uinta’s new Freeform IPA, a 99 calorie beer. (4/22)

Check out UtahBeerStores.com, a new website designed by Uinta for Utah breweries to update their own information (hours, address, available beers, etc.). (3/25)

UTOG Brewing

UTOG Brewing opened to dine-in customers on May 1. (5/12)

Vernal Brewing

Vernal Brewing Company is open for beer to-go and curbside pickup. (3/19)

Wasatch Brewery

Wasatch Brewery in Sugar House is opening for dine-in service on May 27. The West Side Tavern is open for beer to-go. (5/26)

Zion Brewery

The Zion brewpub in Springdale reopened on May 20. Station II in downtown St. George plans to open on June 1. (5/26)

Zólupez Brewing

Zólupez Brewing announced that a lager the Ogden brewery brewed in Mexico will soon be on its way to Utah. (5/12)

You’re able to find sampler 12-packs of Zólupez beer at various grocery stores around the state. Zólupez announced that six-packs of its beer will be arriving soon. It’s also now distributing its beers to southern Utah. (4/22)

The Bayou

The Bayou is open for curbside to-go orders. It can also sell beer to-go, so long as they’re 5% ABV or lower. It’s only accepting payment over the phone. Here’s a full FAQ page. Earlier, it outlined its thoughts about opening for dine-in service. (4/30)

Beer Bar

Beer Bar closed its doors temporarily. (3/17)

Beerhive Pub

The Beerhive Pub officially reopened at noon on June 1. (6/1)

Craft by Proper

Utah’s only Utah-only beer bar is planning to reopen its doors on June 4. (5/26)

Slackwater Pizzeria & Pub (Ogden & Sandy)

Slackwater Sandy and Ogden opened to dine-in service. Both locations are still offering curbside to-go as well. (5/8)

The Beer Nut Homebrew Shop

The Beer Nut reopened on April 11 for curbside pickup. (4/30)

Salt City Brew Supply Homebrew Shop

Salt City Brew Supply remains open and fully stocked. Call ahead with an order and the folks at Salt City will pull it for you. (4/30)

Brewvies Cinema Pub

Brewvies is temporarily closed, but it wrote on its website that it will be opening soon. You are able to purchase gift cards online. When you load $25 or more on a card, Brewvies will give you a movie pass that’s valid for any future date. (3/25)

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